Saturday, September 09, 2006

Up to some of my old tricks

So you've probably been thinking to yourself, Eric has done anything really stupid and written a blog post about it in a while. Well I took care of that for you. While playing poker this afternoon I couldn't help but notice that I was starving. I was right in the middle of a tournament, and doing fairly well I might add, so it's not like I could just stop playing. But I was really hungry. Then I remembered that it was situations like this that led me to buy a laptop. So I carried the laptop over to the kitchen to make myself a turkey sandwich. I finish making the sandwich, but I don't want to eat in the kitchen, there's college football on TV. So I grab everything (the sandwich, my laptop, a glass of delicious V8 Splash and a box of Taco Fiesta Cheez Its) and take it over to the living room. Now I know what you're thinking, Eric that's what to much to carry, you're asking for trouble, make two trips. You're right, but I'm both lazy and an idiot, so I'm carrying everything at once, leave me alone. I should've listened. As I'm walking the laptop starts to teeter. Everything is going in slow motion and there's nothing I can do, I have a plate and a glass in one hand and a box of damn Cheez Its tucked under my right arm (it's the Cheez Its fault too, if they weren't so f'ing tasty I wouldn't have had them shoved under my arm thus comprimising the integrity of the whole system). Needless to say, the laptop fell and I no longer have a laptop. The thing that pisses me off the most is that its just the screen that's broken, everything else works fine, if I could see what I was doing. To add insult to injury I couldn't get back into the poker tournament in time therefore losing my $50 buy-in. This has pretty much ruined my weekend. I think there are 13 or 14 stray beers in the refrigerator, I'm going to try and drink them all in the next hour or two and hopefully forget everything that happened today.

9 comments:

Mike said...

I think I'm able to picture this perfectly enough that I could probably tell you exactly where it happened (to within a 1 foot radius circle).

Also, my word verification was "ubgog". I mention that because it reminded me of the "updog" joke most recently featured on The Office. Sometimes it's the simple things.

Eric said...

What's updog?

JW said...

WOW!

Los said...

This is definitely something I'd do - I'm about as clumsy as it gets.

Beer - the great cure-all.

JW said...

ironic that the portability of the portable computer is what made it no longer protable

Brian said...

its still portable, the screen just doesnt work. i think you should buy a generator and an LCD screen and plug your computer into that. then you will be able to see what you are doing and it will still be relatively portable.

Brian said...

werent my 2 computers within a few feet of you when this happened? if you were doing fairly well in your tournament then why couldnt you log in on my computer and continue playing?

Brian said...

you might be able to find a monitor here:

http://www.edealinfo.com/DDCateg/monitors.shtml

Eric said...

i think i might have to do that, it will actually be kind of neat to have a 19" or 17" monitor without all the other desktop stuff